Friday Round Up – What A Good Week!

Cheers to the freakin’ weekend, I’ll drink to that, yeah yeah!

I’ve seen a few posts on Tumblr recently that say you should be living life so that you enjoy everyday, not just looking forward to the weekend, and this week felt like that!

We’ve been looking for a new house and think we have found the one, we’ll be putting in an offer today! Hopefully we’ll get a bit more interest in our house to sell as well.

I went to Zumba again last night and really enjoyed it. I used to dance a lot but the opportunities to boogie are few and far between now I’m a grown up, so getting to let loose for an hour and burn calories has me feeling awesome!

I’ve also had a really good eating week, not depriving myself of anything but also not gorging or overeating when I perhaps would have before.

In terms of weight loss, the week has definitely paid off as I seem to have lost my water weight and the couple of pounds I put on during the last few weeks.
Weight: 156lb whoop whoop.

How has everyone’s week been?

Weight Update – 06th February 2014

So between New Year and Today I have lost 6lb. Considering I haven’t exercised much due to 1) Shin splints and 2) Working full time and having a baby, I am VERY pleased with that!

I am now 12st 1lb and by the end of February I would like to have lost another 3-4lb. This isn’t about a quick win anymore, I have yo-yo’d for a long time, once I get under 12st I won’t ever see that number on the scale again!

Happy losing everyone!

5 weeks post-natal – pictures

So it is now 5 weeks since I gave birth and providing I get the all clear from my gp, I will be starting my new exercise routine next week. I have already started the healthy eating (see next recipe post) and thought now would be a good time for a progress picture. The first picture is me at 41 weeks pregnant, then at 5 weeks after baby Jessica’s arrival.




Weight = 172lb

I’ve lost 2lb!


This week I have lost 2lb despite not doing any exercise and stuffing my face, how is this possible? Perhaps it has something to do with the GNR and my body still burning calories 5 days after I crossed the finish line? Nope? Oh well…

To be fair I have been having sensible breakfasts and lunches, just gorging at tea time – I think the fact that the hubby has been working nights has something to do with it as I tend to just sit on the sofa and eat! The hubby is starting back on days on Monday though so that will stop, and I will be cooking healthy teas for us during the week such as chicken fajitas and beef casserole.

As I will be trying to follow the no-starchy-carbs after lunch time rule, here are my top tips for adapting your man’s favourite meals to suit your diet:

1. Chicken Fajitas – don’t have the wrap, instead fill up on the spicy chicken and the salad. I still add cheese otherwise I would recent the hubby stuffing his face, there has to be compromise!

2. Beef casserole – I fill my casserole with chunky vegetables, beef and add a bit of chilli for flavour. Instead of adding potatoes into the casserole I cook them separately so that I do not have to pick them out but instead just do one portion for my fella.

3. Pudding- I crave something sweet after a main meal so instead of diving into a bag of sweets, hot cake or chocolate, I buy frozen fruit lollies which not only fulfil my sweet craving but also take a long time to lick.

I also need to start adding more exercise into my routine, especially now that I do not have a big run to aim towards. Hitting the gym 3-4 times a week and mixing cardio sessions with muscle definition should see me slipping into a new dress by Christmas!

So, week 2 into my 21lb challenge and I am down 3lb to 11st 4lb.